Monday, October 25, 2010

Michael Gottwalt Selected As A PHONE Plus Top Channel Manager

Michael Gottwalt is the first master agent channel manager to be awarded this honor.

Washington D.C. – Sept. 20, 2010 -- PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., Monday that Michael Gottwalt of Telarus has been selected as one a Top 15 Channel Manager. The results of this contest are published today on the PHONE+ Web site at

PHONE+ is proud to honor Michael Gottwalt as one of the Top 15 Channel Managers. These telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of PHONE+ readers Aug. 16-27.

“This year’s contest was especially competitive,” said PHONE+ Editor in Chief Khali Henderson. “There were 133 nominees and more than a thousand votes. The enthusiastic response is a testament to the value the channel places on the stand-out channel managers in the industry. PHONE+ is pleased to be able to recognize them for their excellence.”

“Telarus is extremely proud of Mike and the way he supports his agents with dedication and excellence,” added Adam Edwards, President of Telarus. “The real magic of Telarus is the personal and competent support that we provide to our agent partners. Mike takes a personal interest in the agents he supports. With many years as an agent himself, Mike is able to understand agents’ needs and offer them the level of service only a former agent could provide. We are proud to recognize Mike for a job well done!”

Michael Gottwalt and the other winners will be profiled in the November issue of PHONE+ magazine.

About PHONE+

PHONE+ magazine is the country’s leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services. PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource ( and a weekly newsletter.

About the Channel Partners Conference & Expo Hosted by PHONE+ magazine, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the telecom industry’s only event exclusively for the channel. The fall event is taking place this week in Washington DC. The spring conference is set for March 13-15, 2011, at the Aria in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

About Telarus

Telarus is a leading master agent that caters to the needs of professional independent commercial telecom brokers. Telarus is contracted with the top carriers and pays top commissions to its partners, all while providing superior support and tools that enable sales growth. Established in 2002, Telarus has become a leading master agent in the telecom industry through its use of non-outsourced home grown technology, unsurpassed transparency, and the best people in the business. In short, we make selling more efficient and effective for our partners so they waste less time and get paid more. Today Telarus leverages GeoQuote, our patented real-time quote engine to provide near instant pricing for transactional services, allowing its sales support staff to focus on providing agents with assistance on large and complex solutions. Telarus, a privately held company with headquarters in Draper, Utah, was named the top master agent by the members of the Telecom Association in 2008 and 2009.

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